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July 11, 2018 at 12:45 PM EDT

California Water Service Begins Main Replacement Project in Bear Gulch District

 

MENLO PARK, Calif.—California Water Service (Cal Water) has begun an infrastructure improvement project in its Bear Gulch District that will enhance system reliability and emergency fire protection for Redwood City residents and businesses.

Crews will install approximately 1,950 feet of new 8-inch PVC water main on Warrington Avenue, from Fair Oaks Avenue to Northside Avenue in Redwood City. PVC generally does not rust or corrode and is considered to be more cost-effective than other alternatives. The new pipes are long-lasting and will be able to reliably serve the area for decades to come.

"Investing in the water system infrastructure ensures that our community will continue to have safe, reliable, and high-quality water service, both for our customers' everyday needs and for our firefighters and other first responders in emergencies," said District Manager Dawn Smithson. "This upgrade is just part of our promise to provide quality, service, and value to our customers and communities."

Installation of the new water main will take place Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and is expected to take approximately eight weeks to complete. Customers will be notified prior to any planned, temporary shutdowns to connect individual service lines to the new main. Additionally, any impacted streets and landscaping will be restored to as close to the previous condition as possible.

Cal Water serves approximately 60,700 people through 18,900 service connections in Portola Valley, Woodside, Atherton, and portions of Menlo Park, Redwood City, and San Mateo County and about 2 million people through 484,900 service connections in California. The utility has provided water service in the area since 1936. Additional information may be obtained online at www.calwater.com.